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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 6 (October 2, 1933)

Magic Glow of Waitomo

Magic Glow of Waitomo.

Whatever thrills any visitor may expect from the Glow-worm Grotto of Waitomo, the reality will always exceed anticipation. It is a subterranean fairy palace of marble, lit by myriads of glow-worms, whose lights suggest countless stars in a strange heaven, wonderfully reflected on the still surface of an underground river.

Other caves of this region have fascinating sculptures of glistening stalactites and stalagmites in various combinations and colours.